Buckyballs Is Clearing Out Its Banned Rare-Earth Magnets

While there may be a way to get around the impending rare-earth toy magnet ban, it seems like the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission's decision will end the Buckyball's run as everyone's favorite desk toy. What does this mean? It means there's a lot of old stock that needs to get into people's hands before Zen… » 12/19/12 11:29am 12/19/12 11:29am

Posting Pictures of Her Terminally Ill Son Got Grieving Mother Banned…

The day Grayson James Walker was born, his parents—Heather and Patrick Walker, of Memphis, Tennessee—knew their time with him would be brief. Grayson had been diagnosed in utero with a rare neural tube birth defect called Anencephaly, in which a baby is born without parts of the brain and skull. » 5/18/12 9:40pm 5/18/12 9:40pm

New Yorkers Could Be Fined $100 For Yapping on Cellphones While…

This isn't the first time Senator Karl Kruger's proposed a ban on cellphone-use and listening to MP3 players when crossing the street. The motion didn't get passed in 2007, so let's hope the same happens again. [CBS via Gawker] » 1/27/11 5:00am 1/27/11 5:00am

Why Apple Banned Sex Apps: We Were Getting Complaints From Women

Over the past few days we've watched app after app after app become a casualty in Apple's gradual clean up of the App Store—a ban on nearly all titillating apps. Apple executive Phil Schiller finally explains what happened: » 2/23/10 2:01am 2/23/10 2:01am

Swimsuit Catalog Banned While Sports Illustrated Swimsuit App Remains…

First we lost the ability to make boobs jiggle, then we lost most of our sexy iPhone apps (about 5,000 of them), and now we can't even shop for swimsuits using an app-based catalog? Well, at least we still have Sports Illustrated's Swimsuit app to keep us amused. » 2/22/10 6:48pm 2/22/10 6:48pm

Now Is a Bad Time to Buy a Used Xbox 360

You know those Xboxes that were banned last week because they were modified to play pirated games? They're being dumped onto eBay and Craigslist by their owners, and they won't all tell you that those consoles are banned from Live. » 11/12/09 5:27pm 11/12/09 5:27pm